AMERICAN HORROR STORY: ASYLUM Finale Recap – “Madness Ends” Plus a Look Back on Season Two and a Look Ahead to Season Three

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Tonight’s episode of FX’s American Horror Story: Asylum not only wrapped up our favorite characters’ arcs, it concluded the show’s entire second season.  Things were tied in a neat little bow with massive character deaths done in the most tasteless possible way…for the most part.  After the jump, we’ll talk about how Ryan Murphy and the creative team of AHS:A explored and resolved the theme of insanity, who will return next year and just where the show might be headed for season three.

American Horror Story: Asylum stars Jessica Lange, Zachary Quinto, Evan Peters, Sarah Paulson and Lily Rabe, along with newcomers Adam Levine, Jenna Dewan-Tatum, James Cromwell, Joseph Fiennes, Chloe Sevigny, Lizzie Brochere and Clea Duvall.  Hit the jump for the recap and review of tonight’s finale, “Madness Ends” and a look back at the second season.

Creator Ryan Murphy Reveals Details on AMERICAN HORROR STORY Season 3; Jessica Lange, Sarah Paulson, and Evan Peters to Return

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With the American Horror Story: Asylum finale scheduled for January 23rd, FX invited some reporters over to 20th Century Fox to screen the episode and do a Q&A with show creator Ryan Murphy.  While we will post the portion of the interview about his thoughts on Season 2 of the ongoing mini-series that has different characters and settings with each season while many of the same actors rotate in and out, we did want to share what he had to say about where he’s looking to take the show in Season 3.

During the interview, he said that he plans on doing something a bit funnier next season, that it’s a mixture of several cities that will take place in different time periods, Jessica Lange will be playing a very glamourous woman, that she’s requested a handful of actors that she’s always wanted to work with, that both Sarah Paulson and Evan Peters will be returning, that he’ll be bringing back actors from Season 1, and he wants to have a star-crossed lovers romance.  Check out what he had to say after the jump.

AMERICAN HORROR STORY: ASYLUM Episode Recap: “Continuum”

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We’re getting down to the wire and running out of living characters on FX’s American Horror Story: Asylum.  Tonight we bid fond farewells to three more souls: one was a surprise, two of them died a second time and one of them was simply brushed aside with nary an explanation.  This episode was also a bit more toned down than we’re used to (well, for this show anyway) so I’m expecting them to lay it all on the table in next week’s season finale.

American Horror Story: Asylum stars Jessica Lange, Zachary Quinto, Evan Peters, Sarah Paulson and Lily Rabe, along with newcomers Adam Levine, Jenna Dewan-Tatum, James Cromwell, Joseph Fiennes, Chloe Sevigny, Lizzie Brochere and Clea Duvall.  Hit the jump for the recap and review of tonight’s episode, “Continuum.”

First Trailer for MUD Starring Matthew McConaughey and Reese Witherspoon

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We saw the first two clips from writer/director Jeff Nichols’ Mud back in May of last year, but now the first trailer has been made available.  Starring Matthew McConaughey (Magic Mike) as a fugitive drifter who finds safe harbor on an island in the Mississippi River, but is discovered and befriended by two teenage boys (Tye Sheridan and Jacob Lofland).  The trailer gives a great sense of the tension that builds over the course of the picture and hints at the dangerous situation the boys unwittingly become involved in.  Also starring Reese Witherspoon, Sam Shepherd, Michael Shannon and Sarah Paulson, Mud opens in limited release on April 26th.  Hit the jump to watch the trailer.

AMERICAN HORROR STORY: ASYLUM Episode Recap: “Spilt Milk”

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With only two episodes left after tonight, it’s nice to see American Horror Story: Asylum wrapping up the myriad plotlines in favor of bringing the major arcs to a satisfying conclusion.  We’ve already said goodbye to a few of the main players but more and more characters just keep popping up.  Also returning for this episode is my favorite stand-out director of the series, Alfonso Gomez-Rejon.

American Horror Story: Asylum stars Jessica Lange, Zachary Quinto, Evan Peters, Sarah Paulson and Lily Rabe, along with newcomers Adam Levine, Jenna Dewan-Tatum, James Cromwell, Joseph Fiennes, Chloe Sevigny, Lizzie Brochere and Clea Duvall.  Hit the jump for the recap and review of tonight’s episode,”Spilt Milk.”

AMERICAN HORROR STORY: ASYLUM Episode Recap: “The Name Game”

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What better way to kick off 2013 than with a return to FX’s American Horror Story: Asylum?  Tonight’s episode spent a little bit of time getting us reacquainted with our favorite patients and caregivers of Briarcliff, but quickly got back into the crazy head games, battle between good and evil and even threw in a few surprises.  If you were sharp-eyed, you may have even picked up on a teaser about the plot line in the third season of American Horror Story. 

American Horror Story: Asylum stars Jessica Lange, Zachary Quinto, Evan Peters, Sarah Paulson and Lily Rabe, along with newcomers Adam Levine, Jenna Dewan-Tatum, James Cromwell, Joseph Fiennes, Chloe Sevigny, Lizzie Brochere and Clea Duvall.  Hit the jump for the recap and review of tonight’s episode,”The Name Game.”

AMERICAN HORROR STORY: ASYLUM Episode Recap: “The Coat Hanger”

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Well, we’ve reached the mid-season finale of FX’s American Horror Story: Asylum and what a bloody and cliff-hangery way to end 2012! Not only did we get some carryover from guest star Ian McShane (who was phenomenal last week), but Frances Conroy also featured in tonight’s story. But those weren’t the biggest surprises as we were left with a shocking cliff-hanger that will have to wait until 2013 for a resolution.

American Horror Story: Asylum stars Jessica Lange, Zachary Quinto, Evan Peters, Sarah Paulson and Lily Rabe, along with newcomers Adam Levine, Jenna Dewan-Tatum, James Cromwell, Joseph Fiennes, Chloe Sevigny, Lizzie Brochere and Clea Duvall. Hit the jump for the recap and review of tonight’s episode,”The Coat Hanger.”

AMERICAN HORROR STORY: ASYLUM Episode Recap: “Unholy Night”

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No one does Christmastime quite like FX’s American Horror Story: Asylum. The first season featured quite the climax with the Harmon family gathered round the Christmas tree; the feel-goods are not so joyous this time around. Featuring Ian McShane (Deadwood) as a deranged Santa Claus, tonight’s episode wasn’t just a fantastic addition to the series so far, but a stand-alone dark holiday classic.

American Horror Story: Asylum stars Jessica Lange, Zachary Quinto, Evan Peters, Sarah Paulson and Lily Rabe, along with newcomers Adam Levine, Jenna Dewan-Tatum, James Cromwell, Joseph Fiennes, Chloe Sevigny, Lizzie Brochere and Clea Duvall. Hit the jump for the recap and review of tonight’s episode, “Unholy Night.”

AMERICAN HORROR STORY: ASYLUM Episode Recap: “Dark Cousin”

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I may be crazy, but tonight’s episode of American Horror Story: Asylum might just be the best yet. It was pulpy, it was soapy, it was creepy and gory; everything you want this show to be! Perhaps it was the demise of one of this season’s characters or the continuing downward spiral of everyone else on the show. Maybe it was the return of one of my favorite actors from season one, in a bold role that looks like one hell of a lot of fun to play! Whatever the trigger, it worked.

American Horror Story: Asylum stars Jessica Lange, Zachary Quinto, Evan Peters, Sarah Paulson and Lily Rabe, along with newcomers Adam Levine, Jenna Dewan-Tatum, James Cromwell, Joseph Fiennes, Chloe Sevigny, Lizzie Brochere and Clea Duvall. Hit the jump for the recap and review of tonight’s episode, “Dark Cousin.”

AMERICAN HORROR STORY: ASYLUM Episode Recap: “The Origins of Monstrosity”

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Last week on FX’s American Horror Story: Asylum, we closed out the two-part episode of “I Am Anne Frank,” featuring guest star Franka Potente. Now, we’re getting into the fallout from that episode as more truths and origins are revealed, forcing some alliances to be forged within the confines of Briarcliff Asylum to the exclusion of others. Plus new characters, dead characters and a spooky little girl!

American Horror Story: Asylum stars Jessica Lange, Zachary Quinto, Evan Peters, Sarah Paulson and Lily Rabe, along with newcomers Adam Levine, Jenna Dewan-Tatum, James Cromwell, Joseph Fiennes, Chloe Sevigny, Lizzie Brochere and Clea Duvall. Hit the jump for the recap and review of tonight’s episode, “The Origins of Monstrosity.”

AMERICAN HORROR STORY: ASYLUM Episode Recap: “I Am Anne Frank, Part 2″

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Tonight’s episode of American Horror Story: Asylum wrapped up the two-parter with character developments across the board, fun cameos and a satisfying reveal at the conclusion. I prefer it when the showrunners get to slow things down a bit rather than cramming all the crazy into an hour. Somehow, they managed to share the wealth and screen time in this round to produce the best episode so far this season.

American Horror Story: Asylum stars Jessica Lange, Zachary Quinto, Evan Peters, Sarah Paulson and Lily Rabe, along with newcomers Adam Levine, Jenna Dewan-Tatum, James Cromwell, Joseph Fiennes, Chloe Sevigny, Lizzie Brochere and Clea Duvall. Hit the jump for the recap of tonight’s episode, “I Am Anne Frank: Part 2.”

AMERICAN HORROR STORY: ASYLUM Episode Recap: “I Am Anne Frank: Part 1″

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Last week’s episode of FX’s American Horror Story: Asylum featured a nor’easter just as the East Coast was being slammed by Hurricane Sandy.  Things were a lot quieter on the show this week which means there was time for some ::gasp:: character development!  Along with some shocking revelations about current characters, we were introduced to a new character by way of Franka Potente (Run Lola Run) playing the title role in the first installment of this two-parter.

American Horror Story: Asylum stars Jessica Lange, Zachary Quinto, Evan Peters, Sarah Paulson and Lily Rabe, along with newcomers Adam Levine, Jenna Dewan-Tatum, James Cromwell, Joseph Fiennes, Chloe Sevigny, Lizzie Brochere and Clea Duvall. Hit the jump for the recap of tonight’s episode, “I Am Anne Frank: Part 1.”

Sarah Paulson Talks AMERICAN HORROR STORY: ASYLUM, Her Character’s Dark Story Arc, Returning for Season 3, TWELVE YEARS A SLAVE, and More

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Set in 1964, the FX drama series American Horror Story: Asylum takes viewers into Briarcliff, a haven for the criminally insane, ruled with an iron fist by Sister Jude (Jessica Lange), a nun with a troubled past.  Inside this locked down facility, danger lurks around every corner, whether it’s a doctor who loves to torture, flesh eating creatures in the forest, alien experimentation or the serial killer Bloody Face, and no one is safe.

During this recent exclusive phone interview with Collider, actress Sarah Paulson, who plays involuntary inmate Lana Winters, talked about how she became a part of the show, her reaction when she found out what she would be doing this season, how traumatic it’s been to go through some of the emotional and physical aspects of the role, that however bad viewers think things are for Lana now, they’re going to get a whole lot worse, and how she would love to return again next season.  She also talked about her role as the jealous wife of Michael Fassbender’s character in Twelve Years A Slave, the experience of working with director Steve McQueen, and how she’d love to play a character in the ‘70s.  Check out what she had to say after the jump.  

AMERICAN HORROR STORY: ASYLUM Episode Recap: “Nor’Easter”

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While FX’s American Horror Story: Asylum might not be everyone’s cup of tea, even the skeptics among you would admit there was something extra creepy about tonight’s episode.  Not only did it air on Halloween night, which is just candy in the basket for the show’s marketing, but the episode featured a powerful storm slamming into New England and throwing the patients of Briarcliff Asylum into hysterics.  With East Coast residents still reeling from the effects of Hurricane Sandy, this prescient plotting did not go unnoticed; but was the rest of the episode as memorable?

American Horror Story: Asylum stars Jessica Lange, Zachary Quinto, Evan Peters, Sarah Paulson and Lily Rabe, along with newcomers Adam Levine, Jenna Dewan-Tatum, James Cromwell, Joseph Fiennes, Chloe Sevigny, Lizzie Brochere and Clea Duvall. Hit the jump for the recap of tonight’s episode, “Nor’Easter.”

AMERICAN HORROR STORY: ASYLUM Episode Recap: “Tricks and Treats”

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Last week, we covered the season two premiere of FX’s American Horror Story: Asylum from creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk, which featured racism, homophobia and good old-fashioned alien abductions.  It seems like some of you were on the fence about the first episode of the new season, which takes place in Briarcliff Asylum both in 1964 and in present day.  Let’s see if episode two (and our first look at Zachary Quinto in his new role) brought you around.

American Horror Story: Asylum also stars Jessica Lange, Evan Peters, Sarah Paulson and Lily Rabe, along with show newcomers Adam Levine, Jenna Dewan-Tatum, James Cromwell, Joseph Fiennes, Chloe Sevigny, Lizzie Brochere and Clea Duvall. Hit the jump for the recap of tonight’s episode, “Tricks and Treats.”

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